Hi there! Thank you all so much for your kind support for my new mixed media projects, it really means so much to me and has helped me to keep going and keep sharing ♥
My collection of mixed media art hearts 8"x 8" and cute little 5"x 5" canvas!
I've been experimenting with many different materials this week, some better than others...the materials are very expensive too, so I try to be careful with my choices of new ones...it's so much fun though and I can't stop making these heart canvas!! The larger top right canvas at the back in the picture above is a finished one (it has a better, richer quality to it because it's been sealed) the others are still not quite finished but are nearly there! I wanted to share them with you ♥
Why I love mixed media - anything goes!
The camera has been out on a couple of outings over the last few weeks, we had gorgeous weather, so visited some gardens (my favourite thing to do as you know!) I found myself looking at the flowers in a different way yet again, noticing this time the patterns, colours and forms...which is nothing new in itself but this time I had painting in mind...I used to take lots of pictures when I was a student, many years ago and I would find the patterns and colours from the things I photographed coming through into my art over the weeks/months that followed, not ever in a conscious way...but there they were...they'd clearly made an impression on me!
An ageing Coneflower, gorgeous colours! I added my texture 'Charm'
I was particularly taken with seed heads and the ageing coneflowers, like the one above, they looked like tattered watercolours, rich but also fading at the edges, the burgundy pinks looking rich and velvety and the deep browns complementing them perfectly...and you may notice, all week, most of the paintings I've been working on are all the same colours...
I do hope you all have a glorious weekend and get some creative time over the next week, I do so enjoy visiting to see! ♥
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